Wednesday, June 17, 2009

How did this ever sell beer?

Spuds McKenzie.

Evidence:



This one in particular:



And this exists. Seriously. I cannot believe my eyes, but this exists:



Alright, discuss.

5 comments:

Rip Tatermen said...

Rebecca Haarlow accidentally electrocuted Spuds McKenzie #4.

Joe said...

I just spent over three minutes watching those ads. I will never get those three minutes back, ever.

I'm filled with regret.

Sydney said...

I love the one where the girl says, "He's a happenin' dude!" She sounds like someones Mom trying to be cool, but I'm pretty sure none of those commercials are ironic, so I find myself utterly confused. So maybe I don't love it. I don't know. In any case, I'm sorry you're filled with regret, Joe.

Eric said...

I love the "Bud Light Slide" disco one. Especially when you can see they just picked up Spuds and were moving him around, and he looks like dogs normally do when you do that to them: confused and just wanting it to be over.

I don't think it will ever be clear why Spuds McKenzie existed as a mascot to sell beer. And I don't detect any specific irony associated with it, nor do I remember any at the time. But seeing this now makes me want to watch the Futurama in the Slurm Factory. Whimmy Wham Wham Wazzle!

Sydney said...

The noise Fry makes when he tries to chew off his own arm to follow the Super Slurm down the grate is one of my all time favorite pieces of audio.